The Big Issue

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Pupils from St Bernard’s Primary School in Glasgow celebrate the special edition of The Big Issue in partnership with Social Enterprise Academy, with Big Issue vendor, Anabel. (Photo: Jeff Holmes) The Big Issue magazine will be sold by pupils from the participating schools across May and June

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The UK Government must complete and publish a full assessment of the impact on renters of their decisions to freeze Local Housing Allowance and cut Universal Credit, which risk pushing many households into poverty, problem debt, and homelessness, according to a number of housing groups.

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The UK Government has been warned of an impending rent crisis in the UK following the reintroduction of a national lockdown. The warning came in a joint statement from the National Residential Landlords Association, The Big Issue and Ride Out Recession Alliance, Shelter, ARLA Propertymark, the

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Simon Community Scotland has teamed up with third sector organisations, businesses, Glasgow City Council and the city's Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) to launch a new alternative giving scheme for people involved in street begging.

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(from left) Diners George Watson, Stewart Rosie and Gary Baker with Layla Gassabi of Maison Bleue restaurants Homeless people in Edinburgh have been treated to a fine dining meal at a chic new restaurant for the first time.

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The 2016 Homeless World Cup is to be held in Glasgow, it was announced yesterday. The Homeless World Cup Foundation said the seven day tournament, which will take place on George Square, will be “the most inspiring place on the planet”.

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Today's Homeless Spotlight article sees The Big Issue highlight the work it does, where it operates in Scotland, the problems facing many of its vendors and the benefits of selling the magazine. Portrait by local artist Karen Bates of Edinburgh vendors who were working with The Big Issue around a ye

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Over a quarter (28 per cent) of social housing tenants are missing out on huge savings by using cash to pay for bills, goods and services, rather than direct debit, according to new research. For many low income families paying in cash, this ‘poverty premium’ has been calculated to amount to mor

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